- Written by Yaroslav Lukiev
- BBC Information
Explosions have been heard in Kiev and several other buildings have been set on fireplace after Russia focused the Ukrainian capital for the third night time in a row.
Falling particles precipitated the fires, officers say, as greater than 20 drones have been intercepted by Ukrainian air defenses. At the least one particular person has been reported killed.
Sergei Sobyanin mentioned that “all town’s emergency providers” have been on the scene.
“Thus far, nobody has been significantly injured,” he added.
The assaults on Moscow adopted one other night time of drone strikes on the Ukrainian capital.
Citing preliminary data, the Kiev army division mentioned greater than 20 kamikaze drones have been destroyed within the newest assault.
It added that one particular person was killed and three injured when a hearth broke out in a multi-storey constructing within the southern Holosevsky district,
“Two higher flooring have been destroyed and there could also be individuals beneath the rubble,” the administration mentioned in a press release.
Two non-public buildings caught fireplace and several other automobiles have been broken within the Darnitsky district – throughout the Dnipro River.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko described the newest assault as “huge” and urged residents “to not go away the shelters”.
The air raid alert was raised three hours later, which means the Russian air assault was over in the intervening time.
It was the seventeenth assault on the capital for the reason that starting of Might, together with a uncommon daytime assault on Monday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the US-made Patriot air defenses offered to Ukraine.
In his video deal with late Monday, he mentioned that they had “100% assured to shoot down any Russian missiles”.
Zelensky added, “Russia desires to comply with the trail of evil to the tip, that’s, to its defeat, as a result of evil can’t have another finish than defeat. The world should see that terrorism loses.”
The Russian army succeeded in hitting some targets – apparently together with an air base – in different areas of Ukraine.
Authorities within the western Khmelnytskyi area mentioned on Monday that 5 planes had been broken at a army website. The runway is now being repaired, authorities added, with out offering any additional particulars.
The Russian army mentioned that every one supposed targets have been hit throughout its latest assaults on Kiev and different Ukrainian cities.
The claims of the fighters haven’t been independently verified.
Russia – which launched its all-out invasion in February 2022 – makes use of kamikaze drones in addition to an array of cruise and ballistic missiles.
Analysts say Moscow is in search of to deplete and destroy Ukraine’s air defenses earlier than its long-awaited counterattack.
Ukraine had been planning a counterattack for months. However she needed as a lot time as doable to coach troops and obtain army gear from the Western allies.